Companies in the financial services sector must remain nimble in the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape. Regulatory uncertainty, technological advancements, and threats from competitors and disruptors large and small—the challenges are never-ending.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP devises creative solutions to meet the myriad legal challenges facing global and domestic institutions at the heart of global trade and commerce. Uniting transactional, regulatory, cybersecurity and litigation competencies of the firm, our financial services industry group delivers comprehensive solutions to industry clients, partnering with them in developing, structuring and executing complex public and private financing transactions and addressing their most serious regulatory risks and litigation challenges, from cybersecurity and data protection to consumer protection and compliance matters.
Our financial services clients rely on the experience and vision of our lawyers to assist in devising and executing leading edge transactions and structures tailored to meet their specific goals in a rapidly evolving market environment. Our creativity and innovation in structuring and efficiency in execution has earned the firm—and its lawyers—recognition for our work in structured finance, real estate capital markets, energy capital markets, as well as primary and secondary market activities on behalf of many of the largest US and non-US commercial and investment banks, alternative capital providers, fintech innovators and investment managers.
In addition to advising on transactional matters, we regularly advise financial institutions on the impact of rapidly changing financial services regulations on their businesses. A deep bench of experienced practitioners, many previously holding senior in-house and agency positions, uniquely qualifies the firm to provide our clients comprehensive assistance and advice in navigating the often overlapping federal and state banking, consumer and securities laws and regulations. These assignments run the gamut from defending clients in state and federal enforcement actions, and preparing clients for regulatory exams to assisting clients with the design and implementation of state-of-the-art compliance management systems.
Leading financial services companies, funds, boards and others call upon our litigators to assess, manage and defend significant litigation risks, including those associated with funding structures, capital formation and distribution, and consumer-facing financial products and services. The combination of courtroom experience and the business acumen possessed by our attorneys prepares them to not only provide clients with clear, informed and unvarnished assessments of risks but also an ability to proactively work side by side with our clients to address even the most vexing and complex problems.
Our experience and extensive understanding of the far-reaching needs of financial services clients makes us uniquely suited to advise in respect of: